A strong belief in God is comforting and protects us in times of distress and anxiety. The bible’s words back this up this fact. Surely there are blessings inherent to following the Lord, including protection from evil (Psalm 91:9-12, Psalm 121:5-8). But to use these words like a sword, and expect a calamity-free life, is to invite disaster. Jesus said we would have trouble in this world (John 16:33) and we need to prepare accordingly. After all, God gave us good sense and abilities to avoid potential trouble. So we need to take precautions in every area of our lives. Our business is one of these areas and here are things we need to do to our businesses to protect our workers, ourselves and our property.
Security lights are lights that are placed around your property and triggered by sound or movement. They are usually extraordinarily bright and will illuminate and entire areas of your property. The last thing a burglar wants is to be lit up in a pool of light as he approaches your business. Security lights with motion sensors are essential for any part of your property that might be accessible, but especially the front and back doors and parking lots.
They offer many benefits including potentially lowering the cost of your insurance. A well-lit business is statistically less likely to be burglarized. The less risk of vandalism or burglary can translate into a lower insurance premium. Also, when you have people over to your business, you want everyone to arrive and leave safely. The dark evening makes it difficult for visitors to spot things or unauthorized people. Installing motion detecting security lights helps ensure any visitor is able to make it to your front door without falling, tripping or being confronted.
Strong locks on Doors and Windows
Most burglaries happen because the business is an easy target with no alarm and weak door and window locks allowing for fast entry. More than 34% of all burglars go in through the front door and most of the rest go through either a window that is open or not reinforced. Many burglars will avoid smashing a window and will instead try to force the window frame itself, so a really smart thing to do is to get reinforced locks for these key areas of your business. Companies like Qualified Hardware provide top quality door and window hardware that will both repel many intruder attacks and be a deterrent to would-be burglars looking for an easy target.
Closed Circuit Television
Closed circuit TV enables you to see exactly what is going on in and around your business, when you are there are out. CCTV used to be expensive to purchase and install and these reasons made them prohibitive for many businesses. The new systems are much cheaper and can be purchased monthly or for even the price of the alarm service contract, so they are accessible to all size businesses. They can be triggered by sound and motion and alert you when there is something unwanted going on at your business. They allow the cameras to be linked up to a TV or computer and live images to be sent to your smartphone or tablet. The also offer the benefit of your being able to see who is at your office, retail shop, or warehouse before answering, and to determine if it is someone you want you or your employees to interact with. These camera systems have a host of additional benefits including:
- Systems with PC hard drive come with software to view the images and can be accessed quickly by police in the case of a break-in.
- The peace of mind your employees and you will receive with these cameras in place is priceless.
- They are a strong deterrent to criminals. They see the cameras and decide to leave your business and your property alone.
- Systems can be equipped to trigger lights and even with night vision, so you have 24 hour full surveillance of your business and property.
God has given us so much to be thankful for including an ability to prepare ourselves for any challenges we may face in this life. We need to exercise these abilities including when it means taking care of our businesses and employees. Follow the tips in this article and be content knowing both are secure.
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